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The continent in the world is Asia. It is 44.8 million square kilometres. Some people believe that the continent is Australia at 7.7 million square kilometres. However, many reference books and say that Australia is not a continent. It is part of the continent of Oceania. These sources say that Oceania, including Australia, is the smallest continent. It contains thousands of islands, but the total area is only 8 million kilometres.

Some websites say that the river in the world is the Nile, with a length of around 6,650 kilometres. These websites say that the Amazon is , at 6,400. Other people measure the Amazon at 6,992 kilometres and the Nile at 6,853. However, all reference books and websites that the largest river is the Amazon. It sends 219,000 metres of water into the Atlantic Ocean every . The Nile is much smaller, at 5,100 cubic metres per second. The Amazon is also the river in the world.

The lake in the world is not called a lake. It is the Caspian Sea in Asia and Europe. It an area of 371,000 square kilometres. The lake is Lake Baikal in Siberia. It has an average depth of 630 metres, but its deepest point is 1,637 metres. Scientists that Lake Baikal contains 20% of the world’s unfrozen fresh water.

The Pacific Ocean is the biggest ocean in the world. It almost a third of the Earth’s surface. It stretches from the Arctic in the north to Antarctica in the . It is divided into the North Pacific and the South Pacific. Researchers say that the deepest part of the Pacific is south of Japan. It is the Mariana Trench with a of 10,924 metres. The ocean is the Arctic Ocean. At 13,223,800 square kilometres, it is ten times smaller than the Pacific.